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's electric power grid. what about the american water supply? 1,000 spies at work tonight. what does the u.s. do next? brian ross is here. >>> his story. olympic athlete oscar pistorius in court today. tonight, what he says about why he shot his girlfriend. >>> made in america? could the next pope be from boston? meet the cardinal rising to the top of the list. >>> and, the secret of success. how to turn your family into a dynamic, happy team, making sure everyone wins. >>> good evening. a new report tonight lifts the veil on a kind of invisible war. china, unleashing its full spy power on american power grids and the wealth of american manufacturing. a new report even locates this building in shanghai. it doesn't look threatening, but what are they doing inside? and what does it mean for americ america's national security? here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the chinese people's liberation army is the biggest military force in the world, with more than 2 million soldiers. but it is the thousand or so in this nondescript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s. thi
secrets from u.s. companies and hacking into government sites. >> this is an espionage operation run by the chinese people's liberation army and it's targeting a broad swath of western organizations. >> reporter: among the most troubling targets, american infrastructure sites, including water treatment plants, transportation control centers, pipelines and power grids. >> the only reason you would want to get into the control system for the power grid is to cause damage, destruction and disruption. >> reporter: among the many corporate targets of the chinese hackers, according to u.s. officials, lockheed martin, the country's largest defense contractor and the maker of the f-35 jet fighter. u.s. officials say, not surprisingly, the chinese version of the plane has some distinct similarities. >> it's costing, according to u.s. intelligence, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of u.s. jobs every year. >> reporter: the white house today confirmed the severity, although not the details, of the chinese cyber espionage. >> we have repeatedly raised our concerns at the highest leve
in at this critical moment. the u.s. and much of the west convinced that iran continues to work toward those nuclear weapons. iran, of course, denying this and, as you point out, we are just days away now from the u.s. and iran joining a small group of others as they return to the negotiating table. we landed in iran, in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the famous subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says "women only" right here. the back of the train, reserved for women. but beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look, there is something else on the move here. the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. it's being felt by this young woman and her mother. >> day to day, increasing prices. >> reporter: you see it da
to debrief us. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is an acknowledgement that what the u.s. has been doing so far has not worked. and it is clear from phone calls i've been making to officials up until just a few moments ago, that the administration is now ready to do more to pressure the assad regime. it would be the first time the u.s. has given aid to the military side of the opposition forces. i'm told it could be anything from communications gear to medical supplies to body armor to armored vehicles. even if it is just communications here or medical supplies, that would be a significant shift for the u.s. and could be a big boost to these opposition groups. it is expected that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will announce this tomorrow in rome as part of his first overseas trip, diane. >> and what about weapons, martha? are they still on the table? >> reporter: well, there won't be weapons. syria is awash in weapons already. and the u.s. has always been wary of giving weapons for fear they would end up in the wrong hands. the rebels we and others are dealing with have been vetted
what he's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if dorner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we night never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. >>> but we move next here to the great blizzard, gathering strength and poised to break bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use
-- >> reporter: the u.s. team being announced. but at the door, one more delay for us. guards tell us our female producer can't go in. >> no women. no. >> reporter: but we keep asking and they finally allow her in. one of the only women in the entire arena. a handshake from one of the american coaches who recognizes us. on the mat, americans already competing in front of iran. the signs in the crowd side by side in english and farsi. "we are all wrestling fans." and in the corner -- jordan burroughs who trained in nebraska for the olympics, beating iran for the gold. and still when his name is called here -- >> from the united states of america -- >> reporter: the cheers are deafening. and just listen to them chanting his name. this american cheered on even here. and jordan wins again. a message with impeccable timing because soon after, an entrance. the iranian president waving to the crowd, watching iranian and americans here in tehran. >> how are you? >> reporter: and in the crowd, fans welcoming us to iran, so many of them surprised when we tell them we're from the american broadcasting comp
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of a jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who had fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists -- ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they've lost their homes, their communities, their
cracked tonight. but can you trust the latest boom? >>> terror strike, suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey, is this the new plan of attack for terrorists? >>> breaking point, all those cars piling up on highways, tonight we learn giant trucks may be the trigger. we'll tell what you to do. >>> and the main event, meet the newest wobbly member of a show business dynasty. something surprising about the stars bred for the super bowl. >>> and a good evening to you this friday, we come on the air with a banner day on wall street, for the first time in five years wall street has cracked the 14,000 ceiling. and everyone is checking their retirement funds and asking, is tht signal that a boom is coming our way? abc's david muir is here to tell us is the roller coaster ride over in. >> finally over, great to see you. every economist i talked to had a smile on their face saying we're not completely there yet but this is a huge start, housing values coming back and 401(k) coming back and dow more at 14,000, not just a psychological barrier, tonight a real one. it was on the cable channels --
's official tonight, american airlines and u.s. airways announced a mega merger to create the biggest airline in the world. 130 million passengers a year. the american brand will live on. the u.s. air name will be retired. the merger deal still needs a stamp of approval from the department of justice, but it's not expected to stand in the way. >>> next tonight, stunning news today that one of the most inspiring athletes in the world has been charged with murder. oscar pistorius, the first double-leg amputee to compete on a track in the olympics. he's charged with shooting his girlfriend. details are still eammerging an our correspondent based in africa has the news from pretoria, south africa tonight. >> reporter: who would have imagined the man who did this, could end up like this? accused of murder of his girlfriend, reeve steenkamp, a well known model in south africa, seen here in a cellphone commercial and a fixture on the red carpet. the two of them were a couple that demanded attention. pistorius lived in this luxury estate. here in south africa, crimee in the stories going around, that
a suicide vest beneath his coat walked up to the u.s. embassy. he approached a visitor's entrance, the first point of access to the embassy, nearly 500 feet from the critical main building. several turkish guards were standing post, several more were behind bulletproof glass and steel gates. turkish tv reported that a security camera shows the bomber panicked when a metal detector went off. the turkish guard then shouted to others, "run away, a bomb." and the camera went black as the vest exploded. >> we have very good security to ensure people are stopped before they can actually get inside the fence inside the compound. that is exactly what happened. >> reporter: the turkish guard was killed outright, several others hit by flying debris received minor wounds, and a turkish television reporter who happened to be entering the compound, was seriously wounded. abc's nick schifrin is on the scene tonight. >> it was an absolutely terrifying scene. inside the embassy. tonight, still armed police officers outside here but the building is still intact. the people here feel lucky that security preve
nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. a background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this -- only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping, and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to fixing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but of course, diane, that is going to require money and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to actually show result. >> a long time. how soon? what is the soonest? >> reporter: well, it's going to take awhile because you have to go in, you're establishing a system, to go in and identify people, treat them and give the mental health experts the ability to report who they are concerned about to federal law enforcement. something they are not normall
: these are the first images of rescue efforts for the carnival "triumph." the u.s. coast guard monitoring the cruising come los us flo floating dead in the water, 150 miles off the coast of mexico. >> the ship is adrift. they are operating on emergency power. they're currently in deep water and not near any hazards to navigation. >> reporter: the ship even bigger than the titanic was bobbing like a 100,000 ton cork after a fire blew out its four engines. normally a sparkling city on the sea, but now, conditions are turning horrendous. after 36 hours, garbage is piling up. no air conditioning. many toilets not working. >> they have no running water, i mean, it's pitiful. >> reporter: brett's wife bethany is aboard. >> they are all crying and hysterical. they want to go home. >> reporter: life boats from another ship brought food to the crippled "triumph." the ship has been maked by engine problems on two of its previous journeys. with the ship apparently shuddering, passenger lisa hurts snapped this picture of the stack, belching out black smoke. and jackie modisette posted this warning on facebook --
will be in the area of the economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together, george. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. because the president believes he's coming into this more popular than house republicans and with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be a confrontational case. >> and senat
the u.s. and iran are back at the negotiating table. and tonight, right here, you'll hear from the iranian people we spoke with today, many of whom say they're the ones caught in the middle. allowed rare access to the streets here, today, we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran, having heard life-saving medicine is now running out. >> hello. >> reporter: this doctor runs the pharmacy. >> right now, we have shortage almost of every category of medicine. >> reporter: and he points straight to those tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course on their nuclear program, now affecting everyone. even patients buying medicine. all of it, he says, because money in and out of iran is nearly frozen. but because of that money flow, it has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes, because, you are a manufacturer of a drug, you want your money. when i can't pay you, how can you send the medicine to me? >> reporter: and that's all because of the sanctions? >> that's right. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free rein in i
. and we have reported here, of course, on balloon accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash-lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes as an faa inspector. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. it would be like jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast it developed, it looked like a pretty intense fire. i would guess that the major injuries are occurring there before they even get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, can you -- do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culp
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group behind the hacking attack on the federal reserve. which sets monetary policy for the u.s. economy. >> this time, there will be change. or there will be chaos. >> reporter: anonymous is a loosely affiliated network of hackers spread across the globe. during the hack of the fed, anonymous stole the log-in credentials of some 4,000 bankers across the country, allowing the group to potentially disrupt a key emergency communications system. >> citizens of the world. we have seen the erosion of due process. the delusion of constitutional rights. >> reporter: greg house, a former member of anonymous, says expect more attacks on the government. >> all these big bankers and all these big rich people who have caused a lot of the problems we've had for the last few years, are not getting prosecuted. >> reporter: the fbi has had some success against suspected anonymous associates. arresting at least 20, including one arrest heard in the background during this web chat. >> fbi! get down right now! >> reporter: but finding and arresting members of anonymous is challenging. for the fbi, each tar
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it for more than 40 million in the u.s. alone. >> loved watching that last night. shirley bassey said today it was a quote, dream, to come back all these years later and perform in front of all those actors and actresses. got to love jack nicholson, too. >>> a lead provided to police gives a woman new hope her mother's murder nine years ago might soon be solved. >> the search for a family still missing at sae. after 24 hours coast guard hopes to call it a rescue, not a recovery.kjl >> i team looks for a chemical in our drinking water but one agency refuses to accept the standard for how much is too much? >> and celebration continues in a studio where the latest oscar will have a lot of company. >> that breaking news is happening the north bay. part of a petaluma neighborhood has been evacuated because of a bomb scare. >> sky 7 hd is live near waverly drive. >> police asked rez don'ts leave their homes after what discovery of what maying an old military explosive. >> there is no word on when residents will be aloud back into homes. we'll have updated information as we get it. good evening, e
ago. ♪ goldfinger >> reporter: and last night, singing it for more than 40 million in the u.s. alone. >> love watching that last night. she said today it was a, quote, dream, to come back all these years later and perform in front of all those actors and actresses. got to gold jack nicholson, too. for diane sawyer and all of us at abc news, have a good evening. good night.
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